Hampton U. Black Family Conference closing luncheon

By Brian Sproul

The culmination of the 34th annual Black family conference at Hampton University will take place Friday, March 16 with the closing luncheon in the Student Center ballroom from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

The luncheon will include a performance of the “The Immortal HeLa: The Life and After Life of Henrietta Lacks. Performers include Billicia Charnelle Hines, Janine Jones, Shelia J. Maye-Thomas and Karla Crump Reaves. There will also be a musical selection from Dondre Jackson, a music major at Hampton University, said organizers.  

H.U. Professor of Humanities Olayemi Adeniyi has been a part of the conference committee which is responsible for all the events that are taking place over the course of three days. She expressed great excitement over her first experience with the conference: “I want to learn more about the black family and the different issues we are going through as black families; how we can address these issues, and make changes to help black families become united and healthy.

 “Through the conference, I will be able to learn how we as educators can make a good impact on the black family as a whole all over the nation and around the world.”

The price of the luncheon is $25.

The writer is a student at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications